A team B team and u19s all qualify for the LDFL preseason tournament finals

Well done to our B team who won the Division 3 tournament this morning in Mick Hanley Park. They were 1:0 down at HT but 15 mins from time Brian Fitzgerald popped up with a lovely header after a brilliant delivery from Francis Kiely. Neither team could find a winner so penalties were to be the deciding factor. Steven Kelly was the hero of the shootout and saved two penalties to give the B’s the win which will give them great confidence going into the new season.

The A team now join the 19s and the B team by getting into the 3rd final of the pre season tournament. In a tight game in Abbeyfeale this morning there wasn’t much between the two teams. Cian O Carroll scored a brilliant goal by chipping the keeper from 30 yards. Abbey struck level just before half time to equal the game in what can be said was deserved.
The second half was much like the first very tight. Abbey had more of the possession but found it hard to break down the Ballingarry defence. Ballingarry thought they had a penalty with 5 mins to go but to their surprise it was waved away. Again penalties was the only way to separate the teams this morning. Abbey missed their first and fourth penalty and Ballingarry dispatched their first 4 penalties expertly (Kevin Forde, Declan Nash, David Geary and Aaron Smith) to progress to the final.

Well done to both management and teams and best of luck to the 19s and A team next week as they hope to emulate the B teams tournament success.